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32. The Hophal Stem - Strong Verbs

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  1. Read this chapter from beginning to end, but do not study it carefully until you have listened to the lecture. As with the Pual stem, we will study only the Hophal Perfect, Imperfect and Participle. The other verbal conjugations are infrequent in the Hophal. In fact, the Hophal stem occurs less frequently that any other derived stem.

  2. Listen to Gary's full lecture

  3. Read the chapter. In the Hophal strong verb, there are generally two spelling possibilities in the Perfect, Imperfect and Participle, one with a u-class vowel (Qibbuts) and the other with an o-class vowel (Qamets Hatuf). You should begin the study of this chapter with a perusal of the comments and paradigms in summary section 32.9.

  4. Listen to the vocabulary (Biblical examples)


Please complete the following exercises:

  1. Parsing: 1-30 on pp. 255-256

  2. Bible Translations: Genesis 22:1-7 on p. 258


  1. Exercise 1 (page 255)

  2. Exercise 5 (page 256)

  3. Exercise 7 (page 256)

Correct your homework with the answer key


  1. In most of its occurrences, the Hophal is the passive of which stem? The Hophal expresses causative action with a __________ voice.

  2. The Hophal prefix vowel is variable between what two classes of vowels? The most frequently occurring prefix vowel for the ____ class Perfect conjugation is Qibbuts.

  3. True or False. Only in the Hophal Participle feminine singular does the stem vowel deviate from Qibbuts.

  4. With ____ class vowels, Qamets Hatuf occurs most frequently, but _____ and Holem Waw also appear.

  5. Are you able to easily recognize the u-class and o-class forms of the Hophal Perfect, Imperfect and Participle as presented in 32.9?

  6. The Hophal strong verb has a m prefix in both forms of the participle. What other derived stems have a m prefix in the Participle?


The quiz for this chapter is included in the quiz for Chapter 33.

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